Pumpkin Risotto With Garlic and Sage

Pumpkin Risotto With Garlic and Sage

Risotto is comfort food, pure and simple, but it can be loaded with high-fat ingredients. That’s why we created this delicious, lighter version with pumpkin, sage, and brown arborio rice.

Pro tip: If you can’t find it, regular brown rice will do.

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Pumpkin Risotto With Garlic and Sage

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 6 servings, about ¾ cup each
Calories 220 kcal


  • 4 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • cups water
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine (or water)
  • cups dry brown Arborio rice
  • cups cubed raw pumpkin (½-inch cubes)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Heat broth and water in large saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add shallots; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until shallots are translucent.

  4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

  5. Add wine; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until wine evaporates.

  6. Add rice; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

  7. Add 1 cup broth mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 6 minutes, or until liquid is almost completely absorbed.

  8. Add remaining broth mixture ½ cup at a time; cook, stirring constantly. Add the next ½ cup after the first ½ cup is absorbed. (This will take about 50 minutes.)

  9. Add pumpkin during the last 15 minutes of cooking.

  10. After all the broth mixture has been added, add cheese, sage, and pepper; mix well.

  11. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Risotto With Garlic and Sage
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 164mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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